Sinusitis (sinus infection or rhino-sinusitis) is a condition wherein individuals suffer from inflamed sinuses. Sinuses are the air-filled cavities present around the nose and forehead and these sinuses get inflamed due to allergies and infections from several virus and bacteria. Due to infection, these sinuses get irritated, become inflamed and interferes with drainage. Infections also lead to excess mucous buildup in these cavities and triggers symptoms like blocked nose, headache, fever, facial pain and bad breath. Sinusitis is not contagious nor is a serious issue, but if left untreated or in severe cases increases your risk of asthma, ear infection, throat infections and bronchitis.
Types of Sinusitis
Sinusitis is broadly classified into 4 types based on the duration of symptoms, severity and frequency of attacks.
- Acute Sinusitis- Infection and symptoms last for 2-4 weeks
- Sub-acute Sinusitis- Infection and symptoms last for 4-12 weeks
- Chronic Sinusitis- Infection and symptoms last longer than 12 weeks
- Recurrent Sinusitis- Infection occurs frequently several times a year.
Causes of Sinusitis
Several conditions can block nasal passages and trigger sinus infection, like
- Infection due to virus and bacteria
- Common cold and flu
- Allergies (coming in contact with allergens)
- Deviated septum (displacement of walls inside the nose)
- Nasal polyps (excess growth in lining of the nose)
- Low immune power
- Respiratory tract infections
In rare cases, conditions like tumors, stagnated mucous and dehydration act as risk factors for sinusitis and increases your risk of sinus attack.
Symptoms of Sinusitis
Symptoms of sinusitis differ from each individual based on the type and severity of the condition. Here are few common symptoms mostly seen in people with sinusitis
- Facial pain and tenderness
- Increased pressure in nose, ears and eyes
- Bad breath
- Thick yellowish nasal discharge
- Sore throat
- Reduced sense of smell (Hyposmia)
- Ear pain
In most of the cases, the above mentioned symptoms of sinusitis clear up within 2-3 weeks, but if you experience them longer, it is advised to consult your homeopathy doctor. People suffering from chronic or recurrent sinusitis are advised to stay away from triggers of sinusitis like allergies, infections, cold and smoking. As these can increase your risk of the sinus attack.
Homeopathy treatment for Sinusitis
Homeopathy treatment is highly recommended for people suffering from sinusitis. It works by improving the immune system and natural healing mechanism of our body. Homeopathy uses natural remedies which are safe, mild at the same time are also effective. Treatment for Sinusitis in homeopathy differs from each individual, as it is purely based on the symptoms, severity, health history and thorough examination of the individual. Homeocare International offers constitutional homeopathy treatment for sinusitis. It does not believe in suppressing symptoms but mainly focuses on treating the roots of the problem to avoid further re-occurrences.